It's back to school time and in your hand is a list of items your child needs to be the best student possible this year. Pencils, pens, calculator, notebooks, erasers, backpack, glue sticks, highlighters, binders, and the list goes on and on and on. Dollar signs are flashing before your eyes - and that's just one child's list.

Breathe and relax. Saving on school supplies is easier than ever.

Apps

The RetailMeNot Coupon App has got you covered. With thousands of stores, and both internet and in-store coupons, you can save online or at your favorite school supply store. Save and share coupons, check out Today's Hot Deals, and search the popular stores. You can now prepare to save. Download from iTunes.

SaleLocator lets you use your phone's GPS to find the closest in-store sales. You can browse sales, view detailed information, get directions, share sales, get email alerts, and create a shopping list. Perfect for last minute shopping or planning on the go. Download from iTunes.

Coupons and Sale Flyers

The Krazy Coupon Lady brings together every online coupon and deal from around the web and puts them in one convenient spot for you. From free glue sticks to Crayola products, these coupon fanatics will tell you what stores and manufacturers are offering coupons when.

Don't overlook the Sunday newspaper coupons This time of year, that Sunday paper will be full of back-to-school sale flyers and coupons. Spend a bit of time researching and comparing and you will be able to get the best deals by doubling-up and using coupons on sale items.

Online Deals

Offers.com has an entire page devoted to back to school deals for everything from supplies to clothes to free haircuts! They'll link you up with the online store featuring the sale items you want for quick, easy shopping from home.

OfficeDepot.com has some great back to school deals going on. You can get many items for 25 cents to $1 including scissors, notebooks, and erasers. Glue is only a penny! And you don't have to get out of your PJs.

With technology and shopping savvy on your side, getting school supplies without breaking the bank is going to be a breeze. Go ahead and spend the cash you save on yourself, and relax — you've got this.